Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

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Publisher Description

Featuring a new introduction and a “Back Home” afterword, Shortest Way Home is Pete Buttigieg’s inspirational story that challenges our perception of the typical American politician.

The meteoric rise of the mayor of a small Midwest city, who defied every pundit’s odds with his electrifying run for the presidency, created one of the most surprising candidacies in recent American history. The fact that his New York Times best-selling memoir, Shortest Way Home, didn’t read like your typical campaign book only added to “Mayor Pete’s” transcendent appeal. Readers everywhere, old and young, came to appreciate the “stirring, honest, and often beautiful” (Jill Lepore, New Yorker) personal stories and gripping mayoral tales, which provided, in lyrical prose, the political and philosophical foundations of his historic campaign.

Now featuring a new introduction and a “Back Home” afterword, in which Buttigieg movingly returns with the reader to his roots in his hometown city of South Bend, Indiana, as well as a transcript of the eulogy for his father, Joseph Buttigieg, Shortest Way Home, already considered a classic of the political memoir form, provides us with a beacon of hope at a time of social despair and political crisis.

Politics & Current Events
February 12
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

msuss30 ,

Great book by an wonderful leader

Shortest Way Home, by Pete Buttigieg, is my favorite book by any political figure. Pete provides wonderful insight on every issue. In the book, he does an excellent job telling readers what it was like growing up in South Bend, and reflecting on his tenure as mayor, his deployment, and his love for his husband. I highly recommend Shortest Way Home; it's very well-written and refreshing.
Mayor Pete is such a smart, compassionate, and dignified man, and he deserves respect. I hope that if and when he runs for President again, more and more people would listen to him. It's really disheartening to see the amount of prejudice against him. Unlike Donald Trump, he has every right to occupy the White House!

SDWill ,

Promising Future

If you are in the mood for an intimate, authentic, emotionally moving and inspirational story, then I suggest you make a cup of your favorite hot beverage, turn off the phones and distractions in your present life, then curl up in your comfortable place and permit yourself to read “Shortest Way Home”. It has honestly been decades since I’ve encountered such a genuine biographical voice with vision and clarity. I suspect that if and when he decides to leave public office, Mayor Pete will have a promising future as an author for as long as he chooses.

Koolhuojgy ,

There is none like Pete

Compelling to the very last page; I never knew politics could be so interesting!

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